User-Centered Design of a Web Site for Library and Information Science Students: Heuristic Evaluation and Usability Testing

Laura Manzari, Jeremiah Trinidad-Christensen


This study describes the life cycle of a library Web site created with a user-centered design process to serve a graduate school of library and information science (LIS). Findings based on a heuristic evaluation and usability study were applied in an iterative redesign of the site to better serve the needs of this special academic library population. Recommendations for design of Web-based services for library patrons from LIS programs are discussed, as well as implications for Web sites for special libraries within larger academic library settings.

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